Characteristics of lateral rigidity of offshore piles in Incheon marine clay

Youngho Kim, Sangseom Jeong, Sooil Kim

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Abstract

The load distribution and deformation of offshore piles in Incheon grand bridge are investigated, based on experimental tests and a numerical analysis. Special attention is given to the consideration of flexural rigidity in laterally loaded piles. Rigid- and flexible- pile analyses were conducted for comparison. A framework for determining the soil spring (p-y curves) is proposed from field and laboratory model tests. A numerical analysis that takes into account the proposed p-y curves was performed for major parameters on pile flexibility such as pile diameter, the length and the subgrade soil reaction. Based on the analysis, it is shown that there are significantly differences in bending moments and lateral displacements in flexible piles rather than rigid piles. Through the comparative studies, it is found that the p-y curves influences much more on the behavior of a flexible pile than of a rigid pile and thus the magnitude and distribution of the p-y curves highly influences on the pile behavior when the pile is designed as a flexible pile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationThe Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
Pages1374-1377
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 2009 Oct 52009 Oct 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
Volume2

Other

Other17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period09/10/509/10/9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Kim, Y., Jeong, S., & Kim, S. (2009). Characteristics of lateral rigidity of offshore piles in Incheon marine clay. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering (pp. 1374-1377). (Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-1374